Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The French Baby Bonnet

Last year at Easter Mitch was only 4 months old and mom got away with dressing him up in this cute but very sissy hat for a little boy!

Yes, we know - he was just adorable but clearly no boy should really be dressed up in this pink bonnet! I'm supposed to be the big sister looking out for his best interests but it was just so darn funny to see him like this! hehehehe

So now the shoe is on the other foot! I'm getting older and I don't mind stuff being put on my head as much as I used to! Mom says that old age has it's advantages! Excuse me! Who are you calling OLD??!! Do I look like Old Mother Hubbard here while dad is chanting Nonna, Nonna, Nonna!

This was actually my hooman sissy's baby bonnet way back when!

What do you think, Mitch? Now it's your turn to snicker at me!

Many of you asked for the Easter Meat pie recipe so we decided to post it!

Easter Meat Pie

1 ham steak - it's whatever size you want to use. Mom buys the thin ones in the package where you find the bacon. We've used Canadian bacon instead of ham before too!
1 package of salami - there were about 30 round slices in the package 1/4 pound of proscuitto
1 basket of basket cheese
1 cup of ricotta
6 eggs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Optional - mom has added cappicola before, you can add sausage if you like too!

Dice all your meats as tiny as you can, without making yourself mental. Dice the basket cheese too!
In a separate bowl, mix the ricotta with the eggs and add your cheese and salt and pepper.
Then gently toss them all together and pour into the prepared pan.

Line a 13" X 9" pan or a 10" pie plate with uncooked pie crust. Pour in your meat pie mixture and add your lattice crust. Bake at 350 degrees for at least 1 1/2 hours. Check it after this amount of time and if you still see that the center is jiggly, give it another 10 minutes. Mom used to poke a knife in the center till it came out clean but if you just bake it till it's a nice brown, it's done! You really can't over bake it - but you can under bake it! We've done that before! Enjoy!

This is another one of Carol Usher's creations! Mom just loves her work!

So until next time...........

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Penny & Poppy said...

Hi M & M! You both look adorable in the bonnet! Carol Usher's Woolidales are what got our mom started in needle felting. She hopes to be 1/2 as good as Carol someday!

Poppy & Penny

Stanley said...

Maggsie & Mitchman!

That little pink bonnet is just the thing for Mitch! (You wore it well, my friend.)

You, Maggie, look like a little pioneer girl getting ready to board the wagon train west! I think it's adorable, and you don't look a bit old.

Next time your dad calls you Nonna, just blow a big juicy raspberry at him!

Goober love & smooches,

Anonymous said...

M & M
Use boths looks sooo coot in the bonnet, but pwease don't put it on Mitch nose more he is a mans now.
Hugs, Bellyrubs,Smoochies

Lacy said...

woofies and Burf's M n M...dat bonnet looks sooo cute on u boff...and u make da bestest food..heehee my mama needs to git cookin...

b safe,
Rocky & ;)angel lacylulu

Mack said...

When Mitch's girlfriends come over you will have to pull out the picture of him in the bonnet!

Harry said...

Well I think you look very sweet my dear Maggie!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Jessie and Jake said...

OK - we are jelous - our Mama is oohing and aahhhing over last year's pic, Mitch sure does look cute.

And thanks for sharing your recipe - Mama said that is a keeper.

We are glad you had a good Easter!

Jessie and Jake said...

OK - we are jelous - our Mama is oohing and aahhhing over last year's pic, Mitch sure does look cute.

And thanks for sharing your recipe - Mama said that is a keeper.

We are glad you had a good Easter!

Ferndoggle said...

Oh Mitch...the horror! I'd eat those pink bonnet pictures if I were you.

I'm drooling over that meat pie recipe!!


Mango said...

I think I need to get some outfits for pee-wee. Maggie, you are just the cutest dressed up like grandma.

Patience-please said...

The bonnet is quite the fashion accessory!!!

wags from the whippets

The Army of Four said...

Maggie, you look totally adorable! Mitch looks ... well, you know. :) It's fun to have a little brother, isn't it?
I'm still ha roo roo rooing over your "my peeps were all blonds" comment! That really made all of us and our bipeds laugh!
Tail wags,

William Tell said...

That bonnet is just so darn cute on you! LOL

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Hana said...

Wow, the recipe for the meat pie sounds delicious! But, I am suspicious about the "basket cheese." What would I ask for at the store? Does one have to go to a specialty cheese store to get it?

Moco said...

You both look cute in that bonnet. What more can be said.

Noah the Airedale said...

You don't live in Amish country do you lol. Nah we know you don't hee hee. Maggie, you do a great Nonna impersonation haa're both too cute.

Hugs and tail wags and thanks for another great recipe yum yum

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Gus and Louie said...

Mmm that sounds so good. We may have to send mom shopping.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Maggie and Mitch!

You both look great in the bonnet! Mitch...I'm colorblind, so as far as I'm concerned, the bonnet you had on was more of a blue...yea, or was white and blue!

Have a good day, and Maggie, you are not old at all, just tolerable of humans.


Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Petra said...

Old Mother guys are too funny but I love the hat!


Hello Grandma Maggie & Baby Mitchey,

Me sorry, me just couldn't help it, you guys look sooo cute. Mitch the Mommy said anytime you need to be rocked to sleep come on over to our house.

The Mommy had to stay home today to get our car doctored up and then go to the bank about our identity theft (AGAIN)but when she came home she started working on or new blog look, so ya gotta come bacj over & see the new look & what ya think.

Me wants to thank your Mommy for the meat pie receipe --- can she give us receipe for the rice thingie too.

Love ya lots & lots...Mona

Willow the Black Dale said...

Maggie you seriously are NOT old. I can tell you really love your mommy to wear that bonnet for her!!!
Mitch, I am with T-Bone it must be a blue "bonnet" that we could call a hat since you are such a cool dude!

Here's barking at you!

Bogart said...

Awwwwwwwwww... Maggie, on you it looks cute and on Mitch, well, it looks adorable on baby-Mitch!!!


Hana said...

You know what? I think the bonnet looks really good on Mitch!

My Mom made the Rice Pie recipe! Yummy she says... but she wishes she put in more sugar. The problem is she wasn't paying attention to how much she put in, so maybe next time she will just put the recommended amount in. She used dark rum instead of the rum extract and she says it could have used more rum. Gosh, you'd think my mom was a wino or something! Thanks for the recipe! My Dad really liked it too!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
You two look adorable with the bonnet. Of course each one in your own style!
Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will give it to my grandma!
Kisses and hugs

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

OH man, oh man, oh man. I am telling my mother to make that pie. And, make it right now. She owes me...

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh no, You dont look old in that bonnet Maggie, you look just as cute.

~ Girl girl

Joe Stains said...

Us more mature dogs need some sort of group like AARP to help us in our older age. We need protection from menacing younger siblings and opportunistic humans!!!!!

Boo said...

hey, Mitch looks really good in the bonnet. I don't mind seeing him wearing it again. lol.

Maggie, you look a bit grumpy wearing the bonnet. are you sure you don't mind at all?

wet wet licks


happy said...

Mitch looked absolutely adorable in the pink bonnet hehehe...

The meat pie recipe sounds yummy. If only LS is willing learn to make for me...I know, wishful thinking!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...


You knoe that Mitch dress up as little boy blue for my wedding with Huskee..well, he should have come with his Bonnet. He reminds us of the Big Bad wolf in Little Red Riding Hood when he is pretending to be the grandma :P

Boy n Baby

Putter said...


You wear that BONNET wellest ever! :) Good call on not wearing it this year Mitchy! Hee Hee!


Putter ...:)

umekotyan said...

The baby in France : ..cuteness... :)
Full dress is perfection.
Thank you for the contribution about delicious Reship and.
M&m of wonderful dish.
Slaver occurs.
...lovely Estardogg...

from loved ume tyan

Murphey said...

Glad you got the night lights...the funny thing is the lady found the note we wrote today on her desk, she forgot to put it in the box! It said hi and told you to twist to turn on the lights, but we know you are smart enough to figure that out!

Bark at ya later, Murph

Pacco de Mongrel said...

oh..u remind me of red riding hood... the wolf pretending to be the grandma...

4xBs said...

hi M&M, well we think the easter bonnet looks much better on Maggie than on little puppy Mitch! we just hope that little puppy Mitch wasn't scarred for life by having to wear that as a little child. but then Bailey wore a lot of stupid stuff when he was a kid and he turned out okay. hee hee


-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Thanxfully, daddy won't let our mommy dress us guys up! But you did look good in the bonnet, Maggie.
-Cosmos & Juneau-

Amber-Mae said...

Hehehe, you both look sooo funny with those bonnet hats. By the way, I like those woolly dogs. very cute but no Goldens?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Faya said...

How can your mom call you "old" ?.... I think the bonnet should be put back on a doll....
Kisses, Faya

Persephone & Buster said...

That bonnet is beyond adorable! There's something of the "wolf-in-sheep's-clothing" that makes it especially priceless.

Beware the Woolidale addiction...Carol's stuff is so real!

Sephie & Buster

Baby Love said...

Thanks for the recipe, sounds good. Bonnets are totally in this season!

Helios said...

Of course you're not old! You're just a matured lady. Mature is good!

Snowball said...

You look so cute with the bonnet on. That Easter meat pie seems delicious. I must try it some day. Thanks for sharing.


Saint Lover said...

oh the indignity of it all... how could you have let that happen to mitch? LOL! He sure got you back didn't he. That bonnet is hysterical, but you two wear it so well. Maybe next year you'll get one of those full head & ears bunny hats they sell at petsmart or should I not say that out loud in case your mom hears me :wink:

You look like you enjoyed easter though and that Carol Usher bandana is fab!

Finni said...

Mitch in the easter bonnet makes your heart melt. No wonder your dad got him!
Reading that recipe made my mouth water, so much cheese, so much meat - heaven.
My mum loves Carol Usher's creation too!
Finni xx

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

The Easter bonnet on Mitch is SO cute. I didn't know Airedales could be so handsome. Cooper

Josh and Jess said...

Haha, now you've got your own back, Mitch :) The little Easter bonnet did look a bit girlish but VERY cute nonetheless. Happy 2nd Easter mate.

Peanut said...

oh hahahaha that bonnet is funny